According to a press release by the CG, the two travelers had heart attack symptoms.
The Anthem of the Seas ship first contacted the Coast Guard Thursday morning and reported about an 18-year-old male passenger who needed medical assistance because of heart attack symptoms.
Officials from Coast Guard's Fifth District headquarters in Portsmouth told the cruise ship to get closer to North Carolina shore. However, by Thursday evening, the Coast Guard was once again contacted by the cruise ship to report an 82-year-old guest's heart attack symptoms.
The North Carolina crew of the CG rescued the passengers Friday morning.
The status of the men, who were transported to North Carolina's New Hanover Regional Medical Center, was unknown.
For other Anthem of the Seas accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.